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UM drops to No. 25 in women’s poll; UConn still No. 1

Detroit News staff and wires

It was a tough week for the Michigan women’s basketball team.

Two losses in four days — including one at home to rival Michigan State — dropped Michigan (21-7) five spots to No. 25 in this week’s Associated Press poll.

Michigan lost on Thursday at Indiana, 75-66, before an 86-68 loss to Michigan State on Sunday at Crisler Center.

Michigan is one of just three Big Ten teams in the Top 25, following Maryland at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 12. The Wolverines are home Thursday against Nebraska.

UConn, meanwhile, survived one of the toughest tests of its winning streak to remain No. 1 in the poll.

The Huskies narrowly edged Tulane on Saturday, five days after beating No. 6 South Carolina for their 100th consecutive victory. Next up for UConn on Wednesday is Temple, which earned its first ranking since March 13, 2006, entering the poll Monday at No. 23.

Maryland, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame follow UConn.

Women’s AP Top 25

Record

Pts

Prv

1. UConn (33)

26-0

825

1

2. Maryland

26-1

788

2

3. Mississippi State

27-1

755

3

4. Baylor

25-2

731

4

5. Notre Dame

25-3

682

7

6. Texas

21-5

608

8

7. South Carolina

22-4

602

6

8. Florida State

24-4

583

4

8. Stanford

24-4

583

10

10. Oregon State

25-3

528

11

11. Washington

25-4

494

9

12. Ohio State

23-5

469

12

13. Duke

24-4

467

13

14. Louisville

23-6

414

14

15. UCLA

20-7

350

18

16. Oklahoma

21-6

340

19

17. Miami

19-7

274

16

18. N.C. State

20-7

232

15

19. DePaul

22-6

208

17

20. Syracuse

18-9

162

21

21. Drake

22-4

123

25

22. Kentucky

19-8

110

23. Temple

21-5

99

24. Missouri

19-9

62

25. Michigan

21-7

53

20

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 45, Texas A&M 45, Creighton 32, South Florida 27, Tennessee 9, Belmont 7, Green Bay 4, West Virginia 4, Arizona State 3, Colorado State 2, Tulane 2, LSU 1, Marquette 1, Wright State 1.